SGAC Involvement with the UN
SGAC works constantly to accomplish a key component of its mission as an organisation: to be the dialogue agent between UN Member States present at the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and the next generation of international space sector leaders.
United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS)
SGAC has Permanent Observer status in UN COPUOS and is regularly present at its annual meeting (in June) and at its two subcommittees' meetings: Legal (in March) and Scientific and Technical (in February). As one of only twenty Permanent Observers in COPUOS, SGAC contributes to the activities and action teams of COPUOS.
SGAC at each meeting contributes to the discussion by making statements (see below) and presentations on the various work that SGAC's network produces throughout the year. This includes the reporting of the recommendations gathered at the annual Space Generation Congress.
United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)
SGAC works together with OOSA in promoting United Nations workshops and in supporting SGAC members to attend various conferences around the world.
Our partnership with OOSA is also manifested throughout our networks. Our two institutions are constantly dialoguing and using our reach to promote our work across the entire space sector.
United Nations Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC)
The SGAC is proud to be members of the UN Economic and Social Committee since 2003. In this position, annually SGAC attends the UN General Assembly every year, and represents young professionals and university students in this important world forum. Our SGAC ECOSOC representatives report back on the important recommendations from all UN Member States.